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1047 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14209-2305
716-884-4083
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Ranked #52 of 919 Restaurants in Buffalo
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Italian, Californian
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Syracuse, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Had to have wings at the original Buffalo Wing restaurant.. the Anchor Bar. Wings were excellent, casual dining, and the pizza was excellent. We appreciated that the server showed us the size of the small pizza, as we were ordering a large for 4, which would have been HUGE. She was an excellent server and the food was also excellent.... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Early dinner on a Friday. Came by taxi, because the parking can be slim pickings. This night we could have parked a bus in the lot, but the place was a bit busy inside. Average beer selection on tap. Started with the baked chili pepper appetizer, which was excellent. Wings were very good, of course. Service was good as well.... More 

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New york
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Here currently eating a beef sandwich. Extremely fast service food was right out. Live band too. Family driven great place to start or end your visit to Buffalo New York. I give this restaurant 5 diamonds for speed and friendly staff.

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Copley, Ohio
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63 reviews 63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Went on the premise that it was the birthplace of wings, but it ended up being a long very dull and just not fun. We arrived right around 5 PM and were told it would be over a two hour wait. There is little to no room to stand inside, you could barely walk around in the bar area. We... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The Anchor bar is perhaps an institution in Buffalo. I don't know much of the story but it has a ton of personality and history. We like to sit at the bar and have their famous wings. The other food is above average for a bar, the portions are huge and the prices are not bad at all. I would... More 

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Newmarket, Ontario Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We met friends here for dinner. Tables are a bit close to each other, restaurant is very noisy. Wings were ok and side fries were very good. Lots of wing choices. Reasonable price. Very busy and we felt a bit rushed as people were waiting for seats.

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Midland, TX
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10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I visited the Anchor Bar with my family, having not been there in ten years. My mom used to eat here all the time in the 1970s, and this was her first time back since then. The main point of the visit was so my wife could eat where chicken wings were born. Ten years ago the food was pretty... More 

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Bethel, Connecticut
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is the famed chicken wing place where "it all began". That's all well & good but the place is just a wing factory now with little to no regard for quality. There are many other options in the area for wings. One decent place I found is Duffs. There wings are actually HOT! I appreciate the history, but by... More 

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Alaska
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Not great. Used to be great. Kind of greasy. We all like wings even us health foodies. But this is not the place. Its historic, but your stomach does not know this.

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Port Colborne, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Let me go on record and stating that we have been here in the past (from my youth to about 5 years ago). I've had excellent food here in that time period. HOWEVER, just last night my family and I decided to visit this famed establishment for old time sake. We were blown away how awful the food was. We... More 

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Additional Information about Anchor Bar

Address: 1047 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14209-2305
Phone Number: 716-884-4083
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: American, Italian, Californian

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